English 7: Semester 2

Course Outline: 

Lesson 1: Theme
Lesson 2: Poetry
Lesson 3: Shakespeare
Lesson 4: Literary Genres
Lesson 5: Research
Lesson 6: Publishing

What You Should Already Know

The prerequisite for English 33 is English 31: Seventh-Grade English 1, or a seventh-grade equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

This course will enable you to continue your growth as an effective reader and communicator. Here are the main learning outcomes of this course:

  1. Identify themes in literature, as well as the presence of imagery, symbols, and figurative language.
  2. Analyze techniques in poetry that intensify and enrich the experience of language; memorize and recite a poem using effective presentation skills.
  3. Compare the characteristics of selected genres in literature, including science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and dystopian literature.
  4. Read and interpret Shakespearean sonnets and excerpts from a play.
  5. Use the steps of inquiry and research to investigate your world; compose a research paper that develops a well-supported thesis and avoids plagiarism by citing sources.
  6. Apply reading and writing strategies by reading a novel and identifying the key ideas and questions it raises.
  7. Expand and enrich your vocabulary by learning word-mastery strategies.

Course Materials

This course requires no additional textbook; however, we will read and discuss a novel throughout the course, which you must acquire:

The Giver by Lois Lowry

English 7: Semester 1

Course Outline: 

Lesson 1: Reading Strategies: Literary Fiction
Lesson 2: Short Stories
Lesson 3: Biography and Autobiography
Lesson 4: Fables and Myths
Lesson 5: Reading Strategies: Informational Text
Lesson 6: Grammar and Language Workshop
Lesson 7: Argument and Persuasion

What You Should Already Know

There are no prerequisites for this course, but you should have basic seventh-grade-level reading, writing, and grammar skills.

Learning Outcomes

This course will enable you to continue your growth as an effective reader and communicator. In this course you will learn to do the following:

  1. Apply effective reading strategies to both literary fiction and informational text.
  2. Analyze characteristics of short stories, traditional stories, and nonfiction writing.
  3. Refine writing and persuasive skills by composing papers and giving presentations.
  4. Use correct grammar and language conventions in your own compositions.
  5. Expand and enrich your vocabulary by applying word-mastery strategies.

Course Materials

This course requires no additional textbook; however, we will read and discuss a novel throughout the course, which you must acquire:

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Digital Literacy (8th grade)

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to prepare you for the workplace by helping you become comfortable using a computer. When you complete this course, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain technology operations and concepts.
  2. Use productivity application software.
  3. Use communication networks, the Internet, and digital citizenship.
  4. Use multiple processes of electronic communication and collaboration.
  5. Integrate course knowledge in another general education class.

Required Resources:

  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
  • A computer with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (Microsoft Office Suite). Equivalent software found in Google Docs or on Macintosh computers may also be used, but be aware that versions of software will be different and may or may not have the tools to complete parts of the assignments.

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